Toronto, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies Avril 2018

Col­loque orga­ni­sé à Toron­to par Gré­goire Holtz et John Haines, Centre for Refor­ma­tion and Renais­sance Stu­dies.


April 6, Goldring Student Center, Victoria College, University of Toronto




9:00 – 9:15 am

Fore­word by Ethan Matt Kava­ler (Direc­tor, CRRS)

Intro­duc­tion by John Haines and Gré­goire Holtz


9:15 – 10:15 am

Session I: The Experience of Curiosity

Camelia Sararu (University of Toronto, Department of French)

‘Pure’ Ver­sus Uti­li­ta­rian Curio­si­ty in Seven­teenth-Cen­tu­ry French Tra­vel Accounts to the Middle East, Per­sia and India”

Oana Baboi (University of Toronto, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science)

Crus­ta­ceans, crosses, and cures”


10:15 – 11:00 am Plenary Talk

Myriam Marrache-Gouraud (University of West Brittany in Brest)

Cabi­net, Museum, Trea­su­ry… Com­mon Names for Uncom­mon Places”


11:15 – 12:15 pm

Session II: The Storage of Curiosity

Jean-Olivier Richard (University of Toronto, St Michael College, Christianity and Culture: Christianity and Science)

How to Become a Curio­si­ty: Life and After­life of Père Cas­tel”


Myron McShane (University of Toronto, Department of French)

The Delights and Limits of Curio­si­ty: Gem­stones and Pillars in a French Renais­sance Com­men­ta­ry on Poe­tic Geo­gra­phy”


2:00 – 3:00 pm

Session III: The Outer Limits of Curiosity

Leslie Wexler (University of Toronto, Department of English)

Curious Crit­ters: Insects in Sha­kes­peare”

Paul Harrison (University of Toronto, English)

The Ear­ly Modern Desire to Know Eve­ry­thing”


3:00 – 3:15 pm Cof­fee Break


3:15 – 4:30 pm

Session IV: The Sounds of Curiosity

John McClelland (University of Toronto, Department of French)

Curio­si­ty Incar­na­ted: Pon­tus de Tyard’s Curieux”

John Haines (University of Toronto, Faculty of Music)

Musi­cal Curio­si­ties at the Cana­dian Museum of His­to­ry”


4:45 – 6:00 pm

Closing Reception at Regent’s Foyer (GSC203), Goldring Student Centre, Victoria University